Life Update; Long time, No see!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

My sincere apologies for the lack of posts on this blog. There was a time there where I honestly thought I was done with blogging for good. Ever since losing my Dad, I just had no motivation for a lot of things, many things got put on the back-burner. A lot happened in 2017 that continued to pile on with making it the worst year of my life. From the moment my Dad died, it was already the worst but life decided that wasn't enough. So I thought I'd take the time to go over everything that's been going on since my last post to give a bit of insight as to why I nearly gave up on blogging.

First off, my step-mom, Julie who is my Mom's partner had lost her job. I won't go into the details as that's her business. But there was a bit of stress at first as we weren't sure what was going to happen. Lots of questions arose, one of the main ones being 'will we have to move?'. That stressed me out at the thought just because I love my house, and also I was worried if we were going to have to move out of the area, how would I get to work without the bus route that's by my house that takes me right to my work plaza. Luckily it's all worked out, and everything has been okay on that front. So now I MUST work on getting my license! As much as driving terrifies me, I know that when I'm focused, I'm a good driver so I just need to get back to that mentality and started practicing!!

A few months after that at nearing the end of October, we had to say goodbye to our family dog of 14 years, Riley. That was devastating!! But for a long while he was having problems in his lower back, which would cause he's hip or legs to give out. It became very hard for him to go down the stairs or to simply lie down. Because of the disease in his lower back, it also would cause him to lose his bowels often. On the morning we had to say goodbye, he had lost his bowels really badly and there was blood mixed in. (Sorry I know this is TMI, but I want to explain what happened). My stepmom woke me up at 5am to tell me and her and I went to the Emergency Clinic. That was the first time I've ever been there to witness one of pets being put to sleep. It was so hard and completely heartbreaking to watch.

The next bad thing happened at the start of this year in January. We had to say goodbye to another one of our pets. This time it was Bo, our 18 year old cat. He was also have some problems for a little while, but it wasn't until we discovered a large mass on his throat that we knew it was time. No matter what it's always sad and difficult to say goodbye to pet that you've had for so long. But I'm thankful knowing that both Riley and Bo had long good lives. I miss them daily, but I'm so relieved knowing that they're not suffering anymore. And I like to think my Dad's watching over them for me now.


One very good thing did happen in 2017. Because we were missing Riley so much, and missing having a dog in the house, we ended up getting a puppy!! Her name is Bella, she's a Pure-Bred Yellow Labrador. We got her on Nov 12, when she was just 6 weeks old. She's now nearly 5 months, and I love her so much!! I'm so thankful to have her in our lives, as she just adds so much joy to our lives everyday.

Through all that, I really did think that I was done with blogging. But I decided to revamp everything, said goodbye to sunshinegold and start fresh with a new domain name and new look for the blog. I'm feeling refreshed and ready to get back into the swing of things!!

 It's good to be back!

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